“I’m excited about the new conversations about STEM. Both in relation to instruction and in relation to content.
“But STEM isn’t just about STEM subjects – it’s about habits of mind. We want all students to be able to ask purposeful questions that are supported with evidence; critically evaluate the world around them and make connections from many and disparate pieces of information; and approach any problem with discipline and rigorous analysis.
“Of course it’s important to start with the standards and student learning objectives. What do you want your students to be able to do at the end of the process? What skills are you evaluating? When you start with learning objectives, you can work backwards to design what you want the learning experience to look like.
“I’ll be addressing these kinds of questions at our first TeachingPartners Live Workshop session. I hope by the time our second session concludes you’ll have both the understanding and the resources you need to introduce these practices with your own students.”